Thursday, February 17, 2011

Have you ever OD'd?

Today my son came home with an "Oops" note.  In the world of a first grader, an oops note is not something to be proud of and he is very aware of that fact.  It doesn't happen often, but as the mother of a fairly well-disciplined
6-year old, I have to admit, the first oops caught me a bit off-guard.

Much like the first time I read his daycare had served him Fruit Loops (gasp) as a baby, I wrote a one-page letter to the teacher expressing my concern after the first oops came home.  I assured her we would take care of the situation and that it would NOT happen again.  As in the case of the Fruit Loops, I assured the daycare he would NOT be served them EVER again.  I've learned to relax a little over the years.

I find the Oops notes to be very effective.  What's even better, or really sweet, is that he will always tell me in advance before I have the chance to find the notes for myself.  Perhaps to spare himself being further disciplined, but I like to believe he is learning to become accountable for his actions.

It's hard for me to be mad at this one... 


And really hard for me NOT to laugh at this one...

  
Most kids want to be active.  As adults, many of us get sedentary and inactive.  Imagine if we were held accountable each day if were not being responsible for our health, we would have our own "Oh Damn" messages.  I can't help think of what my very own "OD" notes would look like some days. 


Or lately, as I long for to get back to those marathon training days....

 

How are we holding ourselves accountable for lack of inactivity.  It seems like a juvenile system, but maybe if we have our own Oops system, we might think twice before consuming a 1000 calorie lunch or be more motivated to get our daily exercise.

Think back to the past week.  Where have you OD'd and what can you do to be more accountable for those actions?

5 comments:

fitnstitchin said...

Oh no! I really don't like those little notes that come home sometimes! Especially when you have to sign them! Yikes :-) But doing a cartwheel in the hall, is wonderful exercise :-) And yes unfortunately, I have also Od'd! ~ Take Care...

Sherri said...

Ha! Oh, to be caught doing a cartwheel and enjoying life....what a problem!

jillconyers said...

Another great and thought provoking post Rhonda. And your timing is impeccable.

My problem is holding myself too accountable. I'm way too hard on myself for the Ooopses in my life LOL But, I'm working it. Less expectation for perfection and more it's ok to oops occasionally.

I can't imagine you ever missing a workout :)

DB said...

I had a sleeve of girl scout cookies (Do-si-do's) last night. Oops.

Theresa said...

Another great and motivating blog post! I so need to read this today. Thank you!

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